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Types of Advanced Analytics in Supply Chain Decision Making

Advanced Analytics versus Artificial Intelligence

26 April, 2018

For firms with Advanced Analytics or Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their future, Gartner has just published a useful...

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How Not to use Machine Learning for Demand Forecasting

21 February, 2018

Eight years ago ToolsGroup was one of the first supply chain planning software vendors to employ machine learning to...

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Trade promotion forecasting: the present and the near future

30 January, 2018

Trade promotion forecasting is difficult: getting it right involves factoring in many variables. Marketing people, who...

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Is your supply chain planning ready for the “Experience Economy”?

17 October, 2017

Gartner says we are entering what they call the ‘Experience Economy”, where personalization, speed, agility and the...

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Traditional Statistics versus Machine Learning. What’s the Difference?

19 September, 2017

Since machine learning is a hot topic, we thought it useful to clarify the difference between machine learning and...

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Retailers, Is Machine Learning a Little Black Dress or an Accessory?

28 April, 2017

At first glance, a discussion about clothing and technology seems a bit incongruous, even for a retail focused blog. What...

Why You Need to Embrace Autonomous Supply Chain Planning

18 April, 2017

Editor's Note: This piece (with small variations) first appeared as a Supply Chain Brain editorial joining the debate...

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Five Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Demand Forecasting

24 January, 2017

Well beyond demand forecasting, machine learning is being incorporated into solutions in every walk of life - home...

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Ex Machina: AI and the Future of Supply Chain Planning

12 January, 2016

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the future of artificial intelligence and its impact on human beings. It...

Five Things You Need to Know About Machine Learning for Supply Chain Planning

27 October, 2015

First a confession: I borrowed this blog’s title directly from Gartner Analyst Noha Tohamy and her recent research note ...

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